- The Washington Times - Friday, January 2, 2015

An alleged Russian spy ring has been busted at a major NATO air base in Lithuania.

Members of the alleged ring were detained at a NATO base in the Lithuanian city of Siauliai. A Lithuanian lieutenant colonel, Vidmantas Raklevicius, confirmed with the Russian news agency Itar-Tass that one of the individuals was one of his officers.

“The special services informed me about his capture,” the officer said, Newsweek nato-airbase-295919” target=”_blank”>reported Wednesday.

Lithuania’s department for national security declined to comment on the ongoing investigation, the magazine reported.

The air base is where Baltic patrol flights are coordinated and a “key hub of intelligence sharing,” Newsweek reported.

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